Diabetes

Four Blood Tests for Heart Disease Your Doctor Probably Missed

Four Blood Tests for Heart Disease Your Doctor Probably Missed

You are already familiar with the usual blood tests that tell you whether you’re at greater risk for heart disease—total cholesterol, LDL and HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar. But these tests only give part of the picture (and when it comes to cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, the numbers aren’t as accurate as you’re led to believe). The following four…

Self Serving Donations by Coke and Pepsi

Self Serving Donations by Coke and Pepsi

Today I am unhappy to reveal dismaying behaviors of two specific corporations – Coke and Pepsi. This particular study reported by the New York Times examines data from 2009 – 2015 – very recent events. Just last month I blogged on a study that revealed the dark manipulation of information that had occurred by the sugar industry back in the…

Sickeningly Sweet Sugar Cover-up

Sickeningly Sweet Sugar Cover-up

When I hear Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), I think of reports I’ve read on clinical trials, animal studies, and information that impacts disease processes. Last Monday a very different type of study was released, as reported by the The New York Times. This study reveals how the sugar industry paid scientists back in the 1960s to cover up…

Loving Basil!

Loving Basil!

One of my favorite summer friends is basil. Not the man, the herb! Between the lovely aroma, the list of health benefits, and the delicious taste addition to so many dishes, this green beauty stands tall as a winner on all fronts. Fairly heat tolerant, we’re able to grow our own basil plants and harvest at will, even here in very…

Research That Matters

Research That Matters

Research is near and dear to my heart. Both when I design supplement formulations as well as when I educate through books and talks, I pride myself on making sure that the information I share is as grounded in scientific study as it can be. I was delighted to read a recent article in the Wall Street Journal titled “Carrying…

Variety of Veggies = Healthy Microbiome

Variety of Veggies = Healthy Microbiome

Over the last decade, a tremendous amount of research has been directed toward examining the family of bacteria and microbes we host in our digestive system known as the microbiome. From the multi-pronged Human Microbiome Project funded by the National Institutes of Health to the American Gut Project, the largest crowd sourced citizen science projects to date, valuable information is…

Food Pyramid Reconsidered

Food Pyramid Reconsidered

A few weeks ago while working on the newsletter about the FDA Guidelines, I came across this article from the Wall Street Journal co-authored by Dr. Stephen Nissen, chairman of the department of cardiovascular medicine at Cleveland Clinic. I’d like to share a quote from the article with you. “Congress, concerned about the continued toll taken by nutrition-related diseases, recently…

Probiotics Shine in the Fight Against Type 1 Diabetes

Probiotics Shine in the Fight Against Type 1 Diabetes

The University of South Florida here in Tampa is known for its world-class research and treatment of diabetes. Over the last 15 years grant monies have supported the Diabetes Center’s efforts to examine both prevention and environmental causes of this dramatically rising health risk. An interesting article in The Tampa Tribune just the other day reported exciting findings of a…

Food as Medicine to Balance Your Blood Sugar

Food as Medicine to Balance Your Blood Sugar

I’m so happy to see that people are becoming so much more aware of the sugar in their diets, and the impact it has on their health. The term “blood sugar” is now common in conversation and most of us are happy to learn of ways to control the fluctuations that may result in metabolic syndrome, diabetes, or other inflammatory…

Demon Sugar Strikes Again!

This week it seemed there was an explosion of information shining the spotlight on the toxic effects of sugar. Not a new battle cry from me, of course. Still, to see such supportive scientific study done, especially with regard to protecting our younger generation, is heartening. One unique study reported in Time magazine was particularly interesting. Please take a few…